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October - Hubby's Birthday, Goals

Friday, October 02, 2015      6 comments

Recap for September: Celebrate birthday on 4 September but don't overdo it!!! emoticon Walk 100 miles Read more

Seeking Peace Today

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      7 comments

Today is the day that the son-in-law returns from Korea. Daughter is working so I will be picking him up. Have done as much as I can to clear their quarters on base but haven't gotten the quarters cleaned -- when he was texting with me last ni... Read more

Sad and Numb

Thursday, September 24, 2015      31 comments

On September 22, we lost my 28-yr-old cousin to a drug overdose. She has three small sons; two of them will be with her parents and the third lives with his father. Our entire family is overcome with grief at this loss. It is such a shame -- ... Read more

Fall Challenge Commitment

Sunday, September 13, 2015      9 comments

I am committing to walking at least 3 miles per day, stretching/reaching for a goal of 5 miles/day. I will also be walking my granddoggers at least 3-5 times per week --- 120-lb, 2yo Chocolate Lab named Ruger and 7yo Boxer named Bruno! Ruger f... Read more

September -- Birthday Month, New Goals, Keeping the Faith

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      6 comments

August goals recap: Lose 5% of body weight (10.03 lbs) -- emoticon Walk 100 miles - due to illness, only log... Read more

Trip to ER -- Results are In

Sunday, August 16, 2015      11 comments

Okay ... had to finally break down and go to ER because pain was significant enough to keep me from church this morning and so many encouraged me here on my page to not ignore or second guess my own diagnosis. Results: I do have an impac... Read more

Pain, Pain Go Away

Thursday, August 13, 2015      12 comments

Here's the scoop: In 1982 I was diagnosed with a gallstone and told it was elective surgery. At the time I lived in Korea, husband had just left me with a 10-month-old daughter and so I elected not to have the surgery. Watch what you eat --- ... Read more

Fabulous Cardiologist Report

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      6 comments

Some may know, others may not but ... In December 2012 I suffered a heart attack which caused me to have a stent inserted in the main artery of my heart -- it was a complete out-of-nowhere how did this happen moment for me. I had been eating he... Read more

Goal Day -- August

Saturday, August 01, 2015      6 comments

July goals revisited: Lose 5% of body weight (9.93 lbs) -- oops, too much riotous living Walk 100 miles emoticonRead more

Catching Up

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      5 comments

Spent a glorious Friday with good friends in Bryce Canyon National Park -- had an absolutely delicious breakfast on Saturday morning before heading our separate directions to home! Then the calamity --- we lost a u-joint/yoke seal on the left f... Read more

Reset Day

Saturday, July 11, 2015      4 comments

Was a total couch potato yesterday, wallowing in self pity about all life issues -- epiphany: my problems are absolutely nothing compared to a friend who is undergoing massive chemo at stage 4 cancer, flooding and devastation in towns in the mi... Read more

Row, Row, Row

Saturday, July 04, 2015      4 comments

Have advanced to 5 minutes on the rowing machine --- feeling accomplished!!... Read more

Hello July

Wednesday, July 01, 2015      7 comments

Our July was ushered in on the heels of a mini thunderstorm last night -- thunder, lightning and wind galore!!! It was awesome!!! Goals for this month are: Lose 5% of body weight (9.93 lbs) Walk 100 miles Read 3 books (more if I can)... Read more

Making Progress

Sunday, June 28, 2015      5 comments

Made it to 3.5 minutes today on the rower. My hubby is at 23 minutes per sitting ..... I will get there one day!... Read more


Friday, June 26, 2015      7 comments

I have decided to add rowing to my daily exercise routine --- so, today I took my phone w/stopwatch feature to the rowing machine in the basement and rowed for as long as I could .... 1:54:95 HAHAHA Okay, it might not be much, but it is a st... Read more

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